Bill was a good sport and held the quilt up as best as he could. (We decided to build a quilt holder in the sewing room for future photo shoots!) The quilt sure is pretty!
I carded up the rest of the Gulf Native Fleece fiber. I turn it into a batt from the carder first.
Then I split it open by ripping it down the side but not all the way; then I rip it back up a few inches over and so on so the whole batt is in one long section.
Then I attenuate (a fancy fiber word for stretch it out!) the fat rope into one long, light rope called a roving.
After I do this for all the batts I make, I weigh them and set them into equal piles for my two ply yarn.
And then I spin! Here is the work of the day, two bobbins each weighing 2.5 oz.
for a 5 oz skein which I will have to ply tomorrow!